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“If you want to learn to play polo there is NO BETTER PLACE IN THE WORLD!”

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Franshoek Farm and Polo School
London
2 reviews
“If you want to learn to play polo there is NO BETTER PLACE IN THE WORLD!”
Reviewed January 30, 2011

Firstly the negatives, I think the cost of the accomodation should be about 30% less than it is.

After that, you could not imagine a more beautful, fun and effective place to enhance your polo game. Rod has been been a part of top flight polo forever and has a fantastic ability to ipart his skill on any and all. The horses are school horses, but school horses of a higher quality than I've experienced in the UK or in Argentina. Christian is not a coach but plays to a high standard and was a great additional team player/instructor when needed.

The atmosphere here is relaxed in the extreme. Not relaxed in the way of some Argentinian estanzas i.e. where nothing happens and you feel as though you have no capacity to make anything happen. Rather relaxed in the sense of they realise you have paid alot of money to become a better polo player, so whilst on the horse you are worked hard, but whilst off the horse the beers flow, yoga is encouraged, and you may well get some seriously hippy insights into bongo playing or fishing.

Really great time had, really great polo lessons learnt, really good friends made

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

This is a place that has some aspects of everything - you need not care about polo or horses , you,ll still find something to lift your spirits around every corner. The owners are also it's greatest assets - they casually facilitate all the experiences that are worth having but leave you space to enjoy the discoveries in your own way.

I sometimes visit alone but have always shared the experience with those that are there - it's that kind of place.

Just do it!

Mark Polti (Australia Sydney)

  • Stayed March 2010
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 28, 2011

We had a fantastic stay at Franshoek enjoying the scenery and hospitality and, of course, the horses. Polo was adapted to suit what we wanted and our skills and we even managed an 'away fixture' at Uitgedacht which was also beautiful.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Franshoek Farm and Polo School
Address: Franshoek Farm | Eastern Free State, Ficksburg 9370, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Ficksburg
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Ficksburg
Number of rooms: 5

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